Saturday, May 22, 2010

Practical Application of our Purpose!

Sorry, it has been so long since I have written, but you all know how busy a Spring I have had. Since I last wrote, our area has been devastated with flooding. The damage is now estimated in the billions! However, in the midst of this, God has been doing some great things in the hearts of His Church that meets at the Creek!!!

At PCBC, our purpose is simple. We exist to Exalt the Savior through a lifestyle of Worship, Equip the Saints to do the Work of the Ministry, so that they may in turn Evangelize the Sinner!

But how does this work?

At the Creek, we are about more than catchy slogans and memorable cliches! We are about building people, so they in turn can build people.

Ephesians 2:21, 22 tells us that we are being fitly framed together and built into a habitation for the Lord. Then in Ephesians 4:11, 12, he tells us that he gives apostles (missionaries), prophets (those who receive a word from God and forthtell it with power), evangelists (those who spread the good news), pastors (shepherds), and teachers (those who can break the word down so that their students can digest it) for the perfecting of the saints to do the work of the ministry. So it is our duty to train and equip the members of PCBC to do ministry!!!

And here is how that applies practically!

We have and will be having training seminars, evangelistic training, conferences, mentoring programs, new believers classes, and apologetics classes to help equip you to do ministry. Then, we do have and will be having at least 2 evangelistic events per quarter beginning next year, in which you will be given the opportunity put your training to effective use. These will include, but not be limited to, revivals, door to door surveys, missions trips, disaster relief, etc.

How do I get plugged in?

In order to get you plugged in, for the next few weeks in Sunday School I will be passing out a ministry survey. You will be asked to provide your name and a way to contact you, your burdens and passions for ministry, your special skills/likes/interests (nursing, cooking, cleaning, chainsaw operation, sports, music, etc.), and where you would like to serve.

If you have a ministry opportunity or event that you would like to see at Parkers Creek, I have some program/event planning sheets and ask you fill one out. You will just simply be asked to list the program, its purpose, its advantages and disadvantages and your proposal. You may then submit it for consideration by pastor, staff and deacons. This will improve communication, get more ideas on the table, and encourage you as you see the burdens God has placed on your heart begin to come to fruitful ministry at the Creek!

If you can't tell already, I am SOOOOO excited about the future and putting our purpose into practical application. As we serve together, we will see the Lord do miraculous things on the hill at 2327 Abiff Road in Burns! God bless you and let me know where you would like to serve!